Today’s post comes from Michelle’s loving husband, Scott. Happy Birthday Michelle!
As I’m sitting here, with total writer’s block, trying to figure out what to say about the most amazing person I’ve ever known, I can’t help but remember my college commencement speaker. He shared that when he was struggling to write his speech, he wife told him…. “Don’t try to be smart, don’t try to be funny, just be yourself!” Um….thanks, love you too! We’ve already seen a well-written post from Mike this week, a caring post from Anna, and nobody can match Brian’s comedic ramblings…..so what’s left? Let’s talk in terms of Boston!
Today we celebrate Michelle’s “Larry Bird” Day (i.e., 33rd birthday). In honor of “The Legend”, I’d like to share Michelle’s qualities that make her Legendary…. in my humble, only slightly biased opinion.
I’ve never seen anyone attack their “goats” with the drive and determination Michelle does. A little over a year ago Michelle couldn’t get a pull-up without bands, but today she’s cruising through WODs unassisted. Today she comes home and shows off her torn calluses as proudly as her fantasy football trophy. Today she complains that she only had 9 strict unbroken pull-ups. Apparently she still considers pull ups a goat.
Michelle somehow combines this insatiable drive to improve with the biggest, kindest heart of anyone I know. She works equally hard to be a perfect teacher, spending hours writing, reviewing, and perfecting her tests, quizzes, and daily classroom plans. She’ll stay up late baking cookies for Tom’s Gift Box or homemade coffee cake for a friend who is leaving the next morning. And she is always working hard to be the perfect wife (don’t tell her, but I think she already is).
Michelle, you’re an inspiration to all of us who are struggling with our own goats (cough… double unders). Thanks for pushing me to be the best I can be at everything I do. Thanks for bringing legendary determination with a smile to the gym every day. Happy Birthday!
REST DAY 01.15.2012